Be inspired by our Creative Champions

Whether they’ve grown up here or discovered the area as an adult, our creative champions all have one thing in common, they’ve decided that Lakes and Dales is the only place for them!

Many inspirational people have been in touch telling us their stories, about how much they love the Lakes and Dales and the lengths they will go to in order to stay. We call them our creative champions – people who love and are dedicated to the rural communities in which they live and work.

Steep and Filter

Michael Jennings never considered living in the rural North until he met his wife, Alex, who is from Skipton. The…

Ollie Collie

Heather Thomas moved with her family from the Midlands to Sedbergh nearly four years ago. Said Heather: “We had always…

Elisa Lafuente

Elisa Lafuente

Elisa Lafuente, who was born and brought up in Spain, found artistic inspiration in the Lakes and Dales, settled in…

Em Hill

Em Hill

Em Hill gave up the chance to move to London and pursue a career in singing because she felt her…

Alice Cummings

Alice Cummings

Alice Cummings moved to Malham because she always wanted to live in the countryside. Six years later she has retrained…

We would love to hear from more creative champions

Please contact us with your stories: GreatPlace@Cravendc.gov.uk